The Economics of Excess

Book Name : The Economics of Excess_x000D_
Addiction, Indulgence, and Social Policy

By by Harold Winter

Sub Title : Addiction, Indulgence, and Social Policy

Written by : by Harold Winter

Subject Category : Academic Business

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The Economics of Excess discusses both standard and behavioral economics as they apply to addiction, indulgence, and social policy.Chapter One provides a thorough discussion of economic models of addiction. The model developed in most detail takes into account both standard and behavioral approaches. The next three chapters examine specific indulgences: smoking, drinking, and overeating. The heart of this book is its comprehensive discussion of what is often referred to as the "new paternalism." Many economists are now challenging the more traditional belief that, unless they are harming others, people should be left to their own indulgences. As more and more economists are arguing for policies that are designed to protect people from themselves, this book offers a serious, yet accessible, discussion of the pros and cons of such interventions.Written in an approachable style, this book will serve researchers who are new to the economics of addiction and students in a variety of economics and policy courses alike. Stanford University Press; August 2011 ISBN 9780804780674 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: The Economics of Excess Author: Harold Winter Imprint: Stanford Economics and Finance Subject categories Academic Business > Decision-Making & Problem Solving Social Science > Social Issues > Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Public Affairs > Political institutions and public administration Political Science > Public Policy Political Science > Social Policy Social Sciences Sociology > Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Self-Help > Substance Abuse & Addictions ISBNs 0804780676 9780804761475 9780804780674 In The Press "Harold Winter's superbly written diagnosis of smoking, obesity, and alcohol abuse shows the tremendous power of economic analysis in illuminating these most challenging risky behaviors. The Economics of Excess provides an engaging tour through issues such as addiction as well as a deft assessment of paternalistic interventions." About The Author Harold Winter is Professor of Economics at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He is the author of Trade-Offs: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and Social Issues and The Economics of Crime: An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis.

About The authore

Harold Winter is Professor of Economics at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He is the author of Trade-Offs: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and Social Issues and The Economics of Crime: An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis.

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Academic Business - Decision-Making & Problem Solving Social Science - Social Issues - Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Public Affairs - Political institutions and public administration Political Science - Public Policy Political Science - Social Policy Social Sciences Sociology - Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology - Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Self-Help - Substance Abuse & Addictions

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0804780676 - 9780804761475 - 9780804780674

In The Press:

"Harold Winter's superbly written diagnosis of smoking, obesity, and alcohol abuse shows the tremendous power of economic analysis in illuminating these most challenging risky behaviors. The Economics of Excess provides an engaging tour through issues such as addiction as well as a deft assessment of paternalistic interventions."

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Stanford Economics and Finance